House Ds to Bush and Iraq War: Have some more money! House Ds to the unemployed: Fuck you!
House Democrats are likely to drop a 13-week extension of unemployment insurance benefits from a major spending package that includes continued funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and that would create a new education benefit for military veterans returning from the battlefields.
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) said yesterday that the unemployment insurance provision would "probably not" be part of the final package of war and domestic spending, which has become the most important legislative battle this spring between congressional Democrats and President Bush.
After huddling in the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for more than two hours yesterday, House Democrats emerged to say they were still undecided about how to pare down the overall cost of the supplemental spending bill.
Nancy, Steny, nice work! It's good to see you carrying out your 2006 mandate so forcefully, and I'm sure we can expect more of the same come January!
[Reach me that bucket, wouldja hon?]
Oh, and I don't give a fuck that it's the "fiscally conservative" yet somehow pro-Empire Blue Dogs, especially if we get more of them due to a combination of opportunistic Rs jumping ship, and HoHo's 50-state strategery, assuming that hasn't been abandoned. At this point, it's just the D brand.
NOTE Via Fact-esque.